Textile Design with Vertical Undulating Strips of Pearls with Alternating Offsetting Stylized Leaves and Rosettes over a Striped Background
Anonymous, Alsatian, 19th century Alsatian
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Rectangular sheet of paper with a textile design from a group, dated 1840, made in Mulhouse, Alsace, which was an important nineteenth-century center for textile production in the Haut-Rhin region of France. The design is made up of vertical undulating strips of pearls with alternating offsetting stylized leaves framed with pearls and rosettes over a striped background of dark reddish-brown color over a light tan base with stipples of dark reddish-brown color. The pearls are colored with white. The rosettes are colored alternatingly with purple and orange and have red outlines. The stylized leaves have vertical stripes of dark reddish-brown color over a light tan base.